As exponential technologies and digitalization expand their horizons and become indispensable for professions across the IT spectrum, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) today launched a platform for skills development in 8 varied technologies – starting with AI. The other technologies in focus will be Virtual Reality, Robotic Process Automation, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, 3D Printing, Cloud Computing, Social, and Mobile. This is aimed at up-skilling two million technology professions and skilling another two million potential employees and students over the next few years.
The platform – FutureSkills was unveiled by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi who applauded the initiative and its focus on creating skills for future jobs in the country. NASSCOM also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, to collaboratively foster, cultivate and strengthen reskilling initiatives.
As a part of the MoU, NASSCOM and MeitY will work together to enable skill development and continuous learning not only for individuals in the IT-ITeS industry and its aspirants; but also, employees belonging to other sectors. The MoU was signed in the presence of Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics and IT, Govt. of India, Mr. R Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM, Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Industry Leader and Chairman of the IT-ITES Sector Skills Council, Ms. Debjani Ghosh Industry Leader and President-designate, NASSCOM and Mr. Mohit Thukral, Industry Leader and Executive Committee Member, NASSCOM.